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Warming soils bad for atmosphere

18 October, 2017 – Rising temperatures could cause soils to release carbon on a scale that has the potential to accelerate climate change, reports 26-year study.

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UN: ignore Trump on climate

16 October, 2017 – Three senior UN officials urge the world to redouble efforts to tackle climate change in a powerful rebuff of the scientific illiteracy of President Trump.

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Less rain, more floods in Ireland

13 October, 2017 – Government’s lack of response to climate change is criticised as forecasters in Ireland predict a decline in overall rainfall and an increase in torrential downpours.

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Alarm at rise in forest carbon

4 October, 2017 – Tropical forests release more carbon than they absorb, and the level of livestock emissions has been underestimated – new findings challenge climate assumptions.

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Fresh hope raised of global warming limit

20 September, 2017 − New study says immediate reduction of fossil fuels combustion would help achieve the Paris Agreement’s global warming target of well below 2°C.

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Evaporation drains Caspian Sea level

18 September, 2017 − The impact of rising temperatures on the Caspian Sea is gradually reducing the world’s largest inland body of water to catastrophically low levels.

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Silicon fires up renewable energy revolution

8  September, 2017 − Large blocks of silicon storing wind and solar power as heat are the latest innovation in the battle to replace all fossil fuels with renewable energy.

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War and warming hit Jordan water supply

6 September, 2017 − Jordan, already one of the world’s most water-poor countries, is facing a much greater frequency of droughts − exacerbated by climate change and conflict.

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Rising temperatures cut economic output

4 September, 2017 − Heat-Shield study shows that rising temperatures will affect the health and productivity of workers in Europe as well as in the world’s hottest regions.

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Warming linked to Storm Harvey devastation

31 August, 2017 – Experts warn that while climate change did not cause the storm engulfing Texas, the destructiveness of Harvey has almost certainly been intensified by global warming.

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